Biden / Harris light display came downtown. CONTRIBUTED
The light displays also carried the United Steelworkers' logo (USW).
United Steelworkers is a union representing 1.2 million members and retirees, including about 5,000 members in the Dayton and Cincinnati region.
The “bat light” is helping get the union’s message out during the COVID-19 crisis, Kamm said.
Hopefully, the light projections help raise awareness about the election, the need to vote and will get people talking about important issues like health care, retirement security and health and safety, she said.
Normally, the union would be out talking to people in person about the election, but the pandemic has limited those activities, she said.
This newspaper reached out to one of the building owners to see if they gave permission for their property to be used this way. They declined to comment.
The city owns at least one of the other properties.
Biden / Harris message at 111 W. First St. CONTRIBUTED
The light displays have led to complaints in other cities.
The owner of the Terminal Tower in Cleveland sent a cease and desist letter after the Biden/Harris message was projected on its façade without authorization.
University of Pittsburgh officials said they asked USW to take down the campaign display that was thrown onto the side a building on campus. USW complied immediately.
Kamm said USW believes the light displays are legal, but they have received a little pushback on their tour.
“We’re not trying to be adversarial with this,” she said. “If people ask us to take it down, we do.”
The bat light will be visiting cities in key states leading up to the election.